Sunday, February 22, 2009

Anyone looking for British Bachelors?

Apparently I am. According to my bank records anyway.

Yesterday I went into my online bank account to check my balance. I have a small checking account that I use just for fun stuff and DD had given me some money because she wanted to purchase something on line and I told her I would use my account. I noticed a slight discrepancy in the balance from what I had in my records so I looked at the transaction history and discovered two charges from – fortunately along with two credits from – however, the credits were for slightly less than the charges.

I called the bank immediately and of course now they have to close my account number, give me a new card and start a dispute of the charges – which ultimately amount to $1.22 thanks to those credits, but still, that’s $1.22 I don’t owe

The bank rep I spoke to told me in order to find out why the credits are for less than the charges I have to call I asked her if there was a phone number associated with the transactions and she said yes...but it was out of GREAT BRITAIN.

Yeah. I’m not calling England. As much as I like the mother country, I don’t need to be put on hold during an overseas call so some customer service rep can tell me ‘We have no record of your account.’ Since of course they don’t, since I’m not registered with them.

The bank is sending me a form to file a dispute of the charges so I can get my $1.22 back, which should take something like 6 to 8 weeks. Yay! Until I get a new card, the balance I have in the account is, of course, frozen. Sigh.

My feeling is, of Great Britain at least owes me $1.22 worth of a cute British Bachelor. I’m off to look for one.


Kristen Painter said...

How bizarre! And what a hassle!

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

And I didn't even get a cute hunk out of the deal.

I'm just glad I happened to check my balance on line.

Jen said...

Once you subtract the postage and the value of your time....

Kate Willoughby said...

So, exactly what British body part can you get for $1.22??


Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

So, exactly what British body part can you get for $1.22??

ROFL! Maybe the famous British 'stiff upper lip'?